15 April 2016, Istanbul; Representative of the President of Maldives to the 13th Islamic Summit, Minister of Islamic Affairs H.E. Dr. Ahmed Ziyad delivered the statement from the Maldives today. The 13th Islamic Summit under the theme Â“Unity and Solidarity for Justice and PeaceÂ” started on 14 April 2016 and will conclude today.
In his statement Minister Dr. Ziyad called on the Islamic Ummah to unite in finding lasting peace for Palestine. He also stated that Peace in the region can only be achieved through Independence of Palestine. He further stated that terrorism and religious extremism are challenges faced in our Ummah and can only be addressed through solidarity.
At the conclusion of the Summit, the Leaders will adopt a final Communique and also resolution supporting the cause of Palestine.
Minister Dr. Ziyad is accompanied in the Summit by Ambassador of Maldives to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.E. Mr. Abdulla Hameed, and officials from the Ministry and Ministry of Islamic Affairs. Prior to the Summit, preparatory meetings of Senior Officials and Council of Foreign Ministers were held.